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    THEME: The Diversity Transformation ChallengeBuilding Diverse Leaders Federal Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

    Changing the Employee Resource Group Experience Diversity and CivilityInteractive Case Study Talent Management Conversation for D&I

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    Network with Decision Makers and Field Experts

    American Assoc. for Affirm. Action American Express Arlington County Baptist HealthcareCorporation Bayer Corporation Blue Cross and Blue Shield Boeing Canon USA CensusBureau Center for Disease Control Central Intelligence Agency Colgate-Palmolive Comcast Cornell University Defense Logistics Agency Federal Aviation Administration FederalHighway Administration Federal Trade Commission General Electric Company GeneralServices Administration George Mason University Habitat for Humanity IBM IKEA Institute of Industrial Engineers Internal Revenue Service Lockheed Martin MarriottCorporation NASA Nuclear Regulatory Commission U.S. Office of Personnel Management Pepsi Smithsonian Institute Social Security Administration Sodexo State of Maryland U.S. Airways U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Energy, Interior, Labor,State, Treasury, Veterans Affairs USAID Virginia Tech University Washington Gas WellsFargo

    This Conference will serve as an excellent resource to the following:

    Interested Employees and ProfessionalsProductivity Management ProfessionalsEmployee Development CoordinatorsEmployee Resource Group MembersSEPMs and Program ManagersDiversity Leaders and ManagersDiversity and EEO OfficersHuman Resource OfficersTraining Professionals

    This a one-day, interactive professional forum to learn and share on-the-ground diversity, inclusion, engagement and equal employment opportunity best practices in the private, public, academia and non-profit sectors. This years conference will focus on The Diversity Transformation Challenge. The program is designed to provide diversity practitioners, learners and leaders with tools and techniques to address todays unique and growing diversity transformation challenges! At this years conference, we hope to provide useful, proven and promising practices and to share advice regarding how to move beyond diversity by the numbers to create authentic, inclusive workplaces; diverse, innovative work teams; vertical diversity that breaks glass ceilings; tools for breaking offensive, biased thinking patterns, and more. Join us!

    Solutions for Applying Diversity Best Practices in a Variety of Sectors

    Built-in Interactive Forums And Networking

    Opportunities For Professionals

    Intellectual Dialogue Meets

    Practical Application No Marketing Or

    Hard Sales


    Conference Location: Top of the Town in Arlington, VA

  • 15th Annual Diversity Solutions Best Practices Conference

    8:30 8:45 AM REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST8:45 9:00 AM WELCOME and OPENING REMARKS9:00 9:45 AM Filling the Succession Gap by Building Diverse Leaders by Angela Talton, Chief Diversity Officer,

    Nielsen. Are you experiencing a gap in your diversity statistics with most of your organizations diversity residing in the lower grades? Nielsen has created an innovative 18-month leadership development program called the Diverse Leadership Network where a completely diverse cadre of mid-career high potential employees are given unprecedented developmental opportunities that have resulted in a 100% promotion rate and a 95% retention rate since 2013! Join us and learn from their roadmap to success.

    9:45 10:30 AM Perspectives: Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in the Federal Sector by Zina Sutch, Director of Diversity, U.S. Office of Personnel Management. What has changed in the Federal Sector with respect to Diversity and Inclusion and what can we expect in the future? Is it different now? Is diversity no longer a priority in the Federal Government? OPM has changed its Diversity Program emphasis and is helping Federal Agency leaders respond in todays environment. Learn the three focus areas to stay relevant and enhance your diversity efforts.

    10:30 10:50 AM BREAK AND NETWORKING 10:50 11:35 AM Changing the Employee Resource Group (ERG) Experience by Sherri Dublin, VP of Diversity

    Programs, Nielsen. Are your Employee Resource Groups engaging the entire organization? Are managers and executives participating in your special emphasis programs? Is your ERG membership growing year over year? Learn powerful strategies for reinvigorating and expanding your ERGs and energizing your special emphasis programs as Nielsen shares Energize Week and many more ERG best practices.

    11:35 AM 12:20 PM Building Diversity and Civility by Wanda Savage-Moore, President and Chief Operating Officer, JJA Consultants . Are you looking for a new way to engage your team? A way to attract millennials? A way to build authenticity and civility amidst diversity? Join Ms. Savage-Moore, a leadership and diversity pioneer, as she facilitates a technique used in public and private sector organizations to engage work groups in personal and professional dialogue for problem solving, providing a safe space for honest exchange.

    12:20 1:20 PM LUNCH AND NETWORKING1:20 - 2:05 PM Participate in an Interactive Case Study with Reginald J. Miller, Global Inclusion and Diversity Leader

    at VF Corporation, and former Director of Diversity Strategy and Support for Walmart. What do you do when there is a decline in female applicants for your positions and retention of women is also slipping? This session will allow you, the participant, to develop a solution to this case study and then Mr. Miller will share how he successfully addressed this problem at one of the worlds largest and most successful companies. Real problems, real solutions and real tools from one of the worlds largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies!

    2:05 2:50 PM Neurodiversity: A New Challenge - a New Movement by Dania Matos, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, College of William and Mary. Neurodiversity asserts that neurological differences should be recognized and respected as a social category on a par with gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability status. Learn how the College of William and Mary is not only preparing young people to engage in diverse work communities, but is also helping organizations to prepare for, receive and create effective engaging environments for neuro-diverse employees.

    2:50 - 3:35 PM A Facilitated Conversation on Talent Management for Diversity and Inclusion with Troy McIntosh, Sr. Director, Diversity and Inclusion at U.S. Cellular. The focus of this session will be to hear from a Diversity Talent Management expert that is leading the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, as he shares how he is: Challenging HR Managers to Diversify Certificates or Slates; Actualizing Diversity in the Composition of High-Profile Teams; Adding Rigor to the Talent Management Process to Institutionalize Diversity; Creating a Dashboard of Metrics for the Purpose of Managing Diversity and Inclusion; and Coaching Diverse Leaders for Retention. Ask questions, hear answers, learn his tools!

    3:35 3:55 PM BEST PRACTICES INTERACTION: Next steps to successfully adapt and deploy new learning.3:55 - 4:00 PM CLOSEOUT

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